Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, December 21, 2007


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Well our last Christmas Version of the Tuneage Tutelage Game
was a blow-out with the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
taking 72.2% of the vote and the closest competitor with only 38.4%

Again, we hope you liked this version of the feature
We will bring it back in the new year on occasion...

It was at C.W. Post College on Long Island, NY in 1975 and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND were on stage. This is probably one of the best performances of a Christmas song EVER recorded in our opinion...the song is, of course "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie...

The front of our Christmas card we designed this year

We are off to San Antonio tomorrow morning...can not wait to see Richard, Cindy and nieces Amelia and Adele...only one thing could make it better and all y'all know what that is...

We will do the drive through Arkansas into Texas on the way down and come back through Louisiana and Mississippi on our way home...make sure bail money is available if we give you a call! LOL

As we understand it, Christmas Eve dinner is in our hands...we will be head chef for that feast. In our family, and many other Italian and Sicilian families that means fish and plenty of it...clams and mussels and flounder and squid and calamari and 'we can't eat it' shrimp...
YUMMMMMM to all of it (including the 'we can't eat it' - shrimp)...

We plan to post a little Tuneage of Christmas songs by various artists that day which will stay up through Christmas Day. Then, if all goes well, on Wednesday we will share a Tutelage on the winners of our game the last few days.

We head home on Thursday, so doubt there will be a new post that day. Friday we will be putting together a lasagna to bring up to Lexington, KY for New Years Eve at TurnBaby's...

Listen up to her show on Sunday, because we will be there, along with a special guest...We plan on getting some tunes up for all y'all to groove to on New Year's Eve and day, with a wrap-up of 2007 and a look forward to 2008....

Then home on Tuesday to get back into the grind of work on Wednesday...

PLEASE everyone be very out for the ijits who will be out on the road without having full control of their faculties...

Celebrate with family, friends and loved ones...and be around in 2008 as we kick off another year here on THE COUCH...

Another Springsteen classic performance was "Merry Christmas Baby" written by Lou Baxter & Johnny Moore

Our love to each and every one of you...
as we like to say with our HOOCHIES AND HOTTIES...
a feast of affection, take the ones you'd like


33 Of Your Sparks

  1. Sparky Duck Says:
  2. Hey, say hello to the rest of my family in SA. For some reason, they actually chose to live in Texas

  3. Anndi Says:
  4. Editor's note: Calami???



    Be safe, I love you my dear, dear friend...

    anytime, anywhere and all that good stuff (except for bail money.. mamma needs new snowtires! Bwahahahahaha!)

    Now THAT'S tuneage!

  5. OBLadyBug Says:
  6. Dear Vinny may God richly bless you and your family this Christmas and forever. Be safe driving to San Antonio.

    Merry Christmas

  7. Schmoop Says:
  8. Have a sfae trip and a great time Vinny. Cheers!!

  9. SPARKY: Five me their addresses and I will stop in and say HI - LOL

    ANNDI: Dear editor...fixed and ty smooch...
    Love you also Sweet friend...OK, moves Anndi's name off the 'call for bail money list'
    Knew you would enjoy the Tuneage

    OBLADYBUG: Dear Nancy...and may you and your wonderful family also be blessed...Will miss you and look forward to returning to you safely...

    MATT-MAN: You stay away from Memphis while I am gone...hear me?!?!?!? Merry Christmas dude..

  10. RW Says:
  11. High five Vin! Enjoy your trip & Merry Christmas!!

  12. Have a great tip Vinny! Merry Xmas and smoochies back at ya =)

  13. Anndi Says:
  14. Isn't New Year's Eve on Monday?? I'll be in Alabama with friends and loved ones... but if you feel a goose, that's me! :p

    You know what dawned on me? Matt has your hands...

    Isn't it nice you're holding a 'me'!!



  15. ROGER: High 5 Back at cha... Merry Christmas

    STARRLIGHT: You giving me a tip? hehehehehe Merry Christmas to you and all the Starrlight family...

    ANNDI: Yes, it is Monday...going up Sunday to help with preparation...I BETTER feel a goose girl, cause I will be sending one to you!
    His hands are bigger than mine, way bigger
    LOL Cute ...except her halo is NOT KINKED

  16. AtriaBooks Says:
  17. Merry Christmas to the whole VinBo family!

  18. Travis Cody Says:
  19. Drive safe my friend.

    We're looking forward to the pre-New Year's Eve free for all next Sunday!

    Joyous Yule to you and the V-Clan!

  20. oooh... such sexy men...

    slap a bow on you and cop a squat under the tree :-)

  21. Tug Says:
  22. MUCH LOVE, and here's to a New Year of much more fun! Drive safely my friend...


  23. Anndi Says:
  24. Bigger hands... mmmmmmm... I always did say if I was into younger men.... ;p

    Hold on to the angel long anough and I bet the halo will kink... you have that effect on angels (not that I would know...)

  25. Dr. A Says:
  26. Merry Christmas!

  27. Tiggerlane Says:
  28. Okay - if you drive thru Arkansas, and use Highway 71 - you will probably go thru the little town of Mena. WAVE as you pass by the Century 21 office on the left!

  29. So sorry I'm late visiting - just got home from another trip to the ER. Not worry - I'm fine now.

    Have a safe, safe trip. Merry Christmas, have a great time with the family, and Happy New Year to you. Give Turnbaby a big hug from me, and I'll be waiting for the bail money call.

  30. Merry Christmas, my friend. And tell Turnbaby I am upset that I didn't get an invite...

  31. Rainbow Says:


  33. TopChamp Says:
  34. I'd leave you a long message wishing you well for christmas but the snoring from my fella in the armchair is enough to make me shut the laptop to GET HIM OUT OF HERE!

    So - Hope you have a lovely Christmas. I'll look forward to hearing about it asap.

  35. DOC B: And all the best to you my friend..when I get back next weekend we have to talk about the buttons

    TRAVIS: You have a wonderful Christmas with Ms. Pam and your family my friend

    108: KYRA... you bad girl....OK let us get the bows...

    TUG: XOXOXOXO Back at you out there...enjoy the family darling

    ANNDI: Get him out of your mind girl! Or were you talking about me??? hehehehehe ... And I DO NOT KINK halos... I spank them!

    DR. A: Same to you Sir...

    TIGGER: If I am on 71, I think I made a wrong turn...but if I need bail money, you will get a call! MERRY CHRISTMAS

    SONGBIRD: Please be well my friend and I will worry if I want...WOOO someone with bail money...WOOOOO

    BUF: TY Sir..and I will let her know...

    SUEANN:SMOOCHES and LOVE you too

    TOPCHAMP: Squeeze his nose closed..that will stop him! LOL

    You also enjoy your Christmas

  36. Meribah Says:
  37. Sorry the puppy hasn't been voting much, but she has a good excuse! Two actually: one, the voting thingy doesn't like her and, two, the puppy's lazy streak told her to go lie down and she did. :P LOL
    Anywhoo, hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Glomptackles! :D

  38. MERI: SMOOOOCHES all over the puppy's nose...oo all wet, that means puppy is happy...

  39. katherine. Says:
  40. Have a safe trip Vincent...enjoy the holiday and your family...and all the blessings of the season.

    Next year Matt HAS to be with you...that's the rule!

  41. Mia Says:
  42. Enjoy and a very merry Christmas to you!!! ((((BIG HUGS))))

  43. BeckEye Says:
  44. Merry Christmas to you, sir!

    Springsteen's version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is the "rock" Christmas cover against which all others are measured. I always think how awesome it must have been to be in the audience the first time he performed that. I was lucky enough to hear him do it live during the E Street Band "reunion" tour. He's always fantastic, but that was the icing on the cake.

  45. Liz Hill Says:
  46. I'll take all of them sugar--have a safe trip cause I can't wait for next week.

    Merry Christmas, smooch

    LOL Bud--you are always welcome at Casa Turn

  47. Kb Says:
  48. Have a safe trip and enjoy Tejas... we missed going this year. Christmas Eve dinner from my Texas family is usually Tex Mex! Merry Christmas!

  49. Julie Says:
  50. Merry Christmas dear Vinny!

  51. KATHERINE: And to you and yours my friend...and I will apply said doubt...

    MIRANDA: HUGS back at cha...enjoy your Holidays

    BECKEYE: 100% agree on the Springstten cover...Saw him do it at the Meadowlands..but to have seen it the first time would have ROCKED

    TURNBABY: Merry you have done it..Bud is already in his car!

    KB: We did some Tex-Mex last evening...tonight is the fish dinner --yum

    JULIE: Merry Christmas dear friend...HUGS

  52. Unknown Says:
  53. Just what I always wanted for Christmas - a picture of Vinny in a Santa hat and holding an angel! Now to check under my tree for a certain gray haired angel soul man :P

  54. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    I love the pic of you in the Santa hat.

    What's with the Angel?

    I love you my dear sweet friend.

  55. DANA: hehehehehehe glad I could give you your wish

    DIXIE: Had a wonderful Christmas..Hope you did also...The angel is Nancy's tree-topper and I was checking to ensure it was a female! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Love you too SugarBaby


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